Bristlecone Pine Ancient Forest


BRISTLECONE PINE ANCIENT FOREST: WATCH THE VIDEO

There’s nothing modest about the Bishop neighborhood. The town lies within the nation’s deepest valley. To the south of Bishop is the highest peak in America’s contiguous 48 states, Mt. Whitney. And to the east, perched on exposed ridgelines above nine thousand feet in the White Mountains, you’ll find the oldest trees on earth.

Some have grown for more than sixteen thousand consecutive seasons in extreme conditions of heat and light, cold and dark and wind and blowing snow. Sometimes, not too frequently, it even rains on Bristlecone pines and that’s the way my crew and I saw them a few years back. I loved the way their bark glistened beneath the moisture and I wished the trees could tell me their long life stories. They’ve survived the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Mayans and many other civilizations and they may well outlast us. Bristlecones are mute to our ears, but they do tell harrowing tales of survival in their etched wood and tortured shapes. They leave the rest to our imaginations.



The Bristlecone Pine trees continue to age more slowly than I do high in the White Mountains. They are ready for a good long visit.




Bristlecone Pine - Walk among the oldest trees on earth, gnarled works of natural art surviving in raw conditions others cannot.
Alabama Hills Movie History
See some of the most famous rocks in movie-making history. Thanks to hundre...
Bodie and the Wild West
Bodie was once reputed to be the baddest burg in the Wild West. Now it surv...
Eastern Sierra Memories
See the wonders of the Eastern Sierra with two of the most extraordinary pe...
Highway 395: Scenic Eastern Sierra
Take a ride along one of the most scenic roadways in America. It passes by ...
Sequoia's Most Famous Treasures
See the biggest single living organism on earth and an underground cathedra...
Sequoia's Wilderness Wonders
See a Sierra wilderness Walt Disney could not tame and meet some cuddly and...
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ...
Bay Area Family Travel
Inyo National Forest
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Related Categories
National Forests, Nature, Parks
Flights Hotels Cars kayak.com
From:
To:

for cheap flights
City:

for discount hotels
City:

for rental cars




Copyright 2009 ConvergenceMedia Productions, LLC. All rights reserved.
Site Design by Zeek Interactive
ServInt